Robert G. Oesch
Robert G. Oesch has practiced in the fields of business and estate planning since 1989, and chairs the Trusts and Estates Practice (encompassing both estate planning, and trust and estate administration) at the law firm of Riezman Berger, P.C.
His expertise includes all aspects of estate planning and trust/estate administration, including the use of trusts for a wide variety of purposes, planning to minimize Gift, Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes, administering probate estates and trusts, preparing Gift and Estate Tax returns, creating and implementing business entities and business succession plans, and asset protection planning.
Bob has practiced before the Internal Revenue Service for many years, obtained Private Letter Rulings on tax issues, represented clients in tax audits, and served as special tax consultant to other tax professionals. He enjoys serving as family advisor and counselor at law for a large number of families in Missouri and Illinois.
Bob received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his law degree from the Washington University School of Law. He was an associate editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly and published multiple law review articles. Bob is licensed to practice in Missouri and before the Internal Revenue Service. His professional memberships include the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section as well as the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Bob serves on the Planned Giving Advisory Committee of the Saint Louis Zoo, the Red Cross of Missouri Planned Giving Council, and the Board of Directors for the Luminary Center for the Arts. Bob was honored with the 2008 Professional Advisors Legacy Award granted by the St. Louis Planned Giving Advisory Council for “creativity, service and excellence in estate planning.” He has also been a speaker at numerous tax and estate planning seminars. His personal interests include reading, bicycling, hiking, motorcycling and skiing.
Bob was selected as a Super Lawyer® in 2016 and 2017. Bob was recognized among The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (Trusts and Estates) and 2021 (Elder Law).
Areas of Practice
- Tax Planning Law
- Trusts, Probate, & Estates
School of Law